The season of Lent 2017

4 March 2017

The Gospel Reading for Mass on ‘The First Sunday of Lent’ recalls once more the familiar but crucially important event of the Baptism of Jesus by John in the River Jordon. This was the moment when Jesus began his Public Life.

It was,  possibly,  the moment when the full realisation of his true identity was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit; the  moment he realised that he was God ,One with the Father and the Holy Spirit and the nature of his mission on earth.

You may like to revisit and earlier Reflection on the Baptism of Christ.